TRAINER Dylan Marshall has added to a growing list of harness racing names from the Bendigo region to have recorded winners this month.
Marshall produced a winner with third-starter Glitznglam ($9.10) at Swan Hill on Tuesday night.
The six-year-old mare produced a strong from last to first finish, with Michael Bellman in the sulky, to overpower her five rivals over the 1750m distance.
Despite a pair of third in recent trials at Bendigo, Marshall expressed some surprise with the mare's powerful finish.
"I didn't expect her to win it from where she was, that's for sure, but she has just got home better than everything else," he said.
"It wasn't that the winner stopped, she just came very quickly. I would never have said she had that much speed, going off her trackwork and everything else, but she found the line well.
"It was a good run - Michael drove her very well.
"She had been trialling well. She was supposed to have a start at Bendigo about three weeks but I had to scratch her after she ended up with a cold, and that's how we ended up at Swan Hill."
Glitznglam presented Marshall with her first winner of the new season.
"It's even better when we own the horse ourselves - it pays your licence fee," he said.
"As it was only a restricted race, she still has to win a full penalty race to get the half-bonus, so hopefully we can get that.
"That would be very nice. She's come a long way."
Marshall said Glitznglam would have her next start next week at either Maryborough or Shepparton.
Also among the winners at Swan Hill was Lockwood South reinsman Neil McCallum, who made it back-to-back victories aboard the Mildura-trained Causenfriction ($7.80).
The six-year-old mare, who is trained by youngster Lachlan Prothero, made it two wins in less than a month, following her success at Mildura on September 6.
Both wins were achieved in similar circumstances, with Causenfriction coming from back in the field with a strong burst, following patient drives by McCallum.
Ahead of tonight's (Wednesday) eight-race meeting at Lord's Raceway, Bendigo region trainers have so far combined for 15 wins during September, headed by Strathfieldsaye's Glenn Douglas on four (Rocknroll; Eyes, Valentina Brave and Ima A Lister x 2) and Kate Hargreaves on two (Zazu x 2).
Chris Svanosio leads all drivers with four wins, ahead of Ellen Tormey and Douglas on three apiece, and Alex Ashwood and McCallum on two.
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